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lash

1
[ lash ]
/ læʃ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of lash

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English verb lashen “to deal a blow; hammer”; noun derivative of the verb; perhaps imitative of the sound

OTHER WORDS FROM lash

lasher, nounlash·ing·ly, adverblashless, adjective

Other definitions for lash (2 of 3)

lash2
[ lash ]
/ læʃ /

verb (used with object)
to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.

Origin of lash

2
First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English lasen, lace(n) “to fasten with laces, buckles, or ties,” from Old French lac(i)er, lasser, lachier to lace

OTHER WORDS FROM lash

lasher, nounlash·ing·ly, adverb

Other definitions for lash (3 of 3)

LASH
[ lash ]
/ læʃ /

noun
an ocean-going vessel equipped with special cranes and holds for lifting and stowing cargo-carrying barges that can be sailed up inland waterways or into port facilities from offshore.

Origin of LASH

1960–65; l(ighter)a(board)sh(ip)
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British Dictionary definitions for lash (1 of 2)

lash1
/ (læʃ) /

noun
verb (tr)
See also lash out

Derived forms of lash

lasher, nounlashingly, adverb

Word Origin for lash

C14: perhaps imitative

British Dictionary definitions for lash (2 of 2)

lash2
/ (læʃ) /

verb
(tr) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc

Derived forms of lash

lasher, noun

Word Origin for lash

C15: from Old French lachier, ultimately from Latin laqueāre to ensnare, from laqueus noose
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